A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows a Malaysia Airlines closed counter at the Schiphol airport near Amsterdam after a Malaysian airliner crashed in rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
Many airlines have now announced that they will stop flying over conflict area in Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/NRcpbwmd4c— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) July 17, 2014
#BREAKING: Russian airline Aeroflot says will no longer fly over Ukraine territory— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) July 17, 2014
The safety and security of our customers is always our top priority.Our flights are not using Ukrainian airspace, with the exception of our once a day service between Heathrow and Kiev.We are keeping those services under review, but Kiev is several hundred kilometres from the incident site.
In an emergency that requires immediate decision and action for the safety of the flight, the pilot-in-command of an aircraft may deviate from this [order] to the extent required by that emergency.
U.S. OPERATORS AND AIRMEN FLYING INTO, OUT OF, WITHIN, OR TRANSITING LVOV (UKLV), KYIV(UKBV), DNEPROPETROVSK (UKDV), AND ODESSA (UKOV) FIRS, AS WELL AS AIRSPACE IN THE SIMFEROPOL (UKFV) FIR THAT IS OUTSIDE THE LATERAL LIMITS OF SFAR 113 AIRSPACE DESCRIBED ABOVE, MUST REVIEW CURRENT SECURITY/THREAT INFORMATION AND NOTAMS; COMPLY
WITH ALL APPLICABLE FAA REGULATIONS, OPERATIONS SPECIFICATIONS, MANAGEMENT SPECIFICATIONS, AND LETTERS OF AUTHORIZATION, INCLUDING UPDATING B450; AND EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION DUE TO THE CONTINUING POTENTIAL FOR INSTABILITY.
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